Special Issue on: "Intelligent Solutions to Computer Network Problems through Modern Heuristics"
Dr. Tarun Kumar Sharma, Amity University Rajasthan, India
Dr. Millie Pant, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Dr. Sebastian Basterrech, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Several heuristic tools have evolved in the past decades that facilitate solving various optimization problems in a large domain. Heuristic tools have an edge over traditional or conventional methods. The need for advanced heuristic techniques becomes prevalent. These tools include Evolutionary computation, Simulated annealing, Tabu search, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarms, Ant Colony, Memetic Computing, Bacterial Foraging, Artificial Bees, and so forth. With today’s computer networks becoming increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and complex, there is great interest in deploying heuristics methods for optimization and management of computer networks.
This special issue will focus on Heuristic methods for the design, deployment, and reliability of networks and network applications.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Network design
- Handling networking problems by graph theory
- QoS solutions
- Modelling of network based services
- Scaling of networks
- Human machine interface
- Digital convergence
- User modelling
- Network bottleneck identification
- Efficient content delivery schemes
- Service authentication and authorisation schemes
- Service scheduling
- Network security
- Service and content retrieval and ranking
- Debugging of internet-based applications
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts due by: 10 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 28 February, 2018
Final notification: 31 March, 2018